Cornual pregnancy successfully treated laparoscopically with fibrin glue hemostasis

Y Morita, O Tsutsumi, M Momoeda, Y Taketani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997, 90 (4): 685-7

BACKGROUND: Conventionally, cornual pregnancy has been treated by cornual resection or hysterectomy at laparotomy because it is usually hard to achieve hemostasis of the myometrial wound. We describe laparoscopic treatment with fibrin glue hemostasis in a woman with cornual pregnancy following salpingectomy.

CASE: A 39-year-old woman who had a history of tubal pregnancy treated by salpingectomy presented with abdominal pain 6 weeks after her last menstrual period. Clinical and laparoscopic findings established a diagnosis of right cornual pregnancy. The products of gestation were removed laparoscopically, and the bleeding area of myometrium was first coagulated using bipolar forceps and then sealed by fibrin glue.

CONCLUSION: Laparoscopy appears to be a safe alternative for patients with early cornual pregnancy, and fibrin glue is useful for achieving hemostasis of oozing myometrial wounds.

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